Birth of Jesus Christ

Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ

2015 Jupiter-Venus Triple Conjunction and the Birth and Return of Christ

As we summarize the climax of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, we have noted a number of heavenly signs in the context of this current Blood Moon Tetrad reflecting the celestial glory of heavenly signs surrounding the Birth of Christ. In previous Blood Moon blog posts, we introduced the Triple conjunction of Jupiter-Venus that kicked off on July 1st, 2015. This initial Jupiter-Venus conjunction was all over the newscasts, and current events, being compared to the brilliant June 17th Jupiter-Venus planetary conjunction in 2 BC, 9 months after  the birth of Christ. This is one of many indicators of the popularity of the Blood Moons in the public eye, as the Blood Moon mania grabbed the headlines of many major media outlets. The resemblance of these current heavenly signs, to the birth signs of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, were noted in detail as the “end times awareness” shot off the charts. The following synopsis of heavenly signs from July 1st to October of 2015, following the final Super Blood Moon of the 2014-2015-Tetrad, shows the continuing theme of the triple planetary conjunction of Jupiter-Venus, with the 3rd union on October 25th-26th.


June 30th- July 1, 2015 [Jupiter-Venus]
July 17th, 2015 [Venus-Regulus]
July 31st, 2015 [Jupiter-Venus]
Sept. 13th 2015 [Partial Solar Eclipse-Rosh Hashanah]
Sept. 17th 2015 [Sun clothing Virgo with the Moon at her feet]
Sept. 17th 2015 [Mercury-Spica in Virgo]
Sept. 23rd, 2015 Hebrew Jubilee opens on the Day of Atonement
Sept. 28th 2015 [Final Super Blood Moon, Feast of Trumpets]
October 3rd, 2015 Planetary Alignment in Leo
October 8th, 2015 [Venus-Regulus in Leo]
October 17th-18th, 2015 [Jupiter-Mars in Leo]
October 21st, 2015 [Orionids Meteor Peak]
October 25-26th, 2015 [Jupiter-Venus]
October 28th, 2015 [Jupiter-Venus, Mars unite in a 1 degree triangular massing]
October 29th, 2015 [Mercury -Spica in Virgo]
Nov. 2-3rd, 2015 [Venus-Mars]

September 17th, 2015 was a key date above since it marked not only the Rev. 12 sign of the Sun clothing Virgo with the Moon at her feet, but also the first of two Mercury-Spica conjunctions in Virgo, the 2nd one on October 29th. The September 17th sign from Rev. 12, takes place two years before the Great Wonder of Rev. 12 rewinds in the heavens in Sept. 2017, just as at the birth of Christ. This is emphasized with the two Mercury-Spica unions in Virgo, within a 6-week period. Mercury-Gabriel, the messenger arch-angel is announcing the nearness of the Lord Jesus Christ, returning FOR his Saints in the Church of the Body of Christ. The star Spica, the brightest star in Virgo, embodies the Promised Seed-Jesus Christ in his four-fold ministry as King, Son of Man, Servant and Son of God, as seen in the Four Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

There is also a 1 degree Triangular massing of Jupiter-Venus, Mars in Leo on October 28th, 2015, which is preceded earlier in the month with a planetary alignment with Regulus in Leo, [see Figure 1 below]. This is significant due to the resemblance again of the Rev. 12 heavenly sign, where the WomanVirgo is crowned with 12 stars, consisting of the 9 fixed stars in Leo, combined with the planets Jupiter, Venus and Mars, forming the Crown of 12 stars over Virgo’s head. This alignment sets the stage for the Feast of Tabernacles week, marked by the Super Blood Moon of Sept. 28th. A very similar planetary alignment will be seen again in Sept. of 2017, [Figure 2.] involving the same players except Mercury will replace Jupiter in Leo, since Jupiter will be birthed in Virgo. This serves as key celestial foreshadowing 2 years prior to this birthing of Jupiter in Virgo.

Figure 1. Planetary Alignment in Leo, October 3rd, 2015

As there were 3 Jupiter-Venus Conjunctions marking the Rev. 12 birth signs of Christ in 3-2 BC, so this triple alignment of Jupiter-Mars, & Venus in Leo with Regulus, reflects a similar spiritual light in the context of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 20142015. In fact the Rev. 12 heavenly sign: the [Sun clothing Virgo with the Crescent Moon at her feet] on September 17th, 2015 is announced by Mercury-Gabriel located just outside the womb area of Virgo, united with Spica/Al Zimach, on this day 2 years ahead of the rewind of the Great Wonder in Heaven, on Sept. 23rd 2017!  There will however be more heavenly signs involving Jupiter-Venus in the next 2 years, leading up to the birthing of Jupiter in retrograde motion in Virgo’s womb in 2017.

Figure 2. Rev.12 Sign [Sun clothing Virgo with the Moon at her feet]

As we have seen with both sets of heavenly signs surrounding the Birth of Christ and his victorious Return The King Planet Jupiter as the Star of the Messiah, and Venus-the Bright and Morning Star are highly prominent in marking and bracketing the key signs in the dual-purpose of Revelation 12, in marking both the birth and return of Christ.

Another key with the final Super Blood Moon is that it takes place after the Hebrew 50-year Jubilee opened on the Day of Atonement on Sept. 23rd, 2015. This is interesting since the Super Blood Moon was the first Blood Moon of the 2014-2015 Tetrad that was visible in Jerusalem. As we connect the dots with the two previous Jubilees in 1917 & 1967, we find an intriguing history related to the restoration of Israel. In 1917 Jerusalem was liberated from the Ottoman Turks by the British under General Allenby, just a few weeks after the Balfour Declaration had promised Israel a homeland. An interesting note here is that this date in Dec. 1917 represents a prophetic time span of seven year cycles [360 x 7] totaling 2,520 years from 604 BC when King Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem, leading Israel away into the Babylonian Captivity. During this campaign, General Allenby’s planes buzzed Jerusalem with numerous fly-overs, dropping surrender leaflets on the Ottoman forces, causing the Turks to “wave the white flag” without casualty. As Isaiah tells us regarding the way Jerusalem would be Delivered;

Isaiah 31:4b-5: “so shall the Lord of Hosts come down to fight for Mt. Zion and for the hill thereof, As birds flying, so will the Lord of Hosts defend Jerusalem; defending, also He will deliver it; and passing over, He will preserve it.”

In the details of this deliverance we can see the Hand of the Almighty working to fulfill this promise, even in the motto inscribed on the badge of the bomber squadron chosen to liberate Jerusalem which read: “I spread my wings and keep my promise.” This Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps took Jerusalemas flying birds” and defended it, and passing over it, preserved it, fulfilling every detail of this prophecy. 

In the next Jubilee of 1967, Jerusalem was reclaimed by Israel for the first time in nearly 2000 years, in the 6-day War with Egypt which was also marked by the 1967-68 Blood Moon Tetrad. When we add to this that the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad was the first one ever to mark a Shemitah year with solar and lunar eclipses, leading into the Hebrew Jubilee cycle, we can certainly see the emphasis the Almighty has placed on these key Hebrew Calendar dates in these last days.
As we have seen the Blood Moon Tetrads coincide with Hebrew feast and holy days, so God was calling our attention to these feasts to honor Him. We are also seeing Him call attention to the seven year Shemitah cycle leading to the seventh of these cycles in the Jubilee, so that both the Gentile world and Israel would repent and return into fellowship with the Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. The Almighty is moving heaven and earth with added signs of the end times to lovingly call us back to his side. Let us forsake our prideful, and sinful ways and enjoy the abundant peace and prosperity that He has set aside for those who love Him by keeping His commandments!


1. Sky and Telescope 2015 [Picture credit for Figure 1. Graphic]
2. Stellarium Astronomy Program [Sept. 23rd 2017]

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